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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Redline V with black chrome stockers in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; So the 4-6 week wait is up for my wheels! I went with LA wheel and tire since they have ...
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    Redline V with black chrome stockers

    So the 4-6 week wait is up for my wheels! I went with LA wheel and tire since they have good rep and are close so I didn't have to pay shipping. This is the black winterchrome (PVD with a clearcoat) which is supposed to be quite durable and comes with a 5 year corrosion warranty. I still have a little more to darken up, but this is what she looks like so far. Sitting on the KW set and RE050s, RFT 245/45, 06 center caps and gorilla black chrome locking lugs.

    Also, I'm still not sure what to do with the calipers. I planned on having G2 make me up some caliper paint to match the redline, but they said they can't replicate the 3 stage in a 2 part epoxy. Any suggestions? The silver seems to draw on the emblems a bit to not look out of place in person, but I'm just not sure.














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    Re: Redline V with black chrome stockers

    Nice color.. They look a LOT like mine.. Glossier though being that they're actual chrome.

    You could probably get the calipers powder coated to match the redline. Maybe not 100% accurate match, but close enough so that you couldn't tell the difference from a few feet away. I sure as hell wouldn't just paint over the finish that's already on them. I don't think that'd come out very good. If that were my car, I'd probably just leave them as they are.


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    Re: Redline V with black chrome stockers

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    You really nailed it. That's perfect. I am thinking something very similar. Is that powdercoat or plating?

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    Re: Redline V with black chrome stockers

    His is plating. You dont get that kind of reflectivity and gloss with PC.

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    Re: Redline V with black chrome stockers

    Thanks Edmund. You're right, the color is very close to yours! About 5 weeks ago I went to the place to have them put samples up to my car so I could see what I liked most. I almost did the pc in a similar color but I thought the chrome would go with my look a little better, I just wish they were the same price! The pictures above are shot in slightly overcast weather, they pop out a bit more under direct lighting and I'm really interested to how they look at night.

    Cranked, it's technically chrome I guess because it uses chromium but it's not your standard plating. They use a physical vapor deposition process where they (as I understand it) atomize the coating and spray it on to the wheels over and over again to make layers and then clearcoat it, giving you a more durable product than normal chrome. They call it winterchrome where I went.

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    Re: Redline V with black chrome stockers

    "4-6 weeks" you say?

    Sure is a lot faster than wheeldude.

    Look great, too!
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    Re: Redline V with black chrome stockers

    One of the best Redline's I've see yet.

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    Re: Redline V with black chrome stockers

    Thanks! And I can't wait to see how your wheels come out rand49er, July right?

    Any opinions on the front end? I'm considering black with both grills, cadillac emblem left alone and maybe the black eyebrow/sprayer mod I've seen on the forums. I'm afraid I'm going to overdo it.

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    Re: Redline V with black chrome stockers

    Do you think that shop could do the plastic Cadillac emblems with this process?

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    Re: Redline V with black chrome stockers

    That looks great!!!

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    Re: Redline V with black chrome stockers

    I think I'm a fan of red now. Very nice. Black-chrome the grill next.

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    Re: Redline V with black chrome stockers

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    Thanks! And I can't wait to see how your wheels come out rand49er, July right? ...
    July? I wish. MAYBE late August as I hear it now.

    I should've done black chrome stockers.
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    Re: Redline V with black chrome stockers

    That looks good!

    x2 on the emblems looking like that.

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    Re: Redline V with black chrome stockers

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmpumford View Post
    Thanks! And I can't wait to see how your wheels come out rand49er, July right? .../QUOTE]July? I wish. MAYBE late August as I hear it now.

    I should've done black chrome stockers.
    I'm sure they will be worth the wait!


    And that sounds good, when I get back from my deployment I will try the black chrome look on the emblems/grill.

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    Re: Redline V with black chrome stockers

    Car looks great.. What Springs or lowering set up you got? Im goin with la tire also they are not far from my pad so that will eliminate that cost.how much was the tota if you dont mind me asking?

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